2015 Forthright Merlot

Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Fermented in small lots, this 100-percent Merlot from the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley was aged in French oak barrels for 36 months.


Awards & Accolades

2020 Decanter World Wine Awards: Bronze Medal - 88 Points
2020 San Francisco Chronicle: Gold Medal
2018 San Francisco International: Bronze Medal

Tasting Notes

Concentrated blackcurrant, plum, bramble, bay leaf and spice. It calls out for ribeye and duck fat fries, but is seductive and drinkable enough for a rousing game night with friends.

Wine Specs

  • Appelation: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
  • Grower: Sourced from arguably the best grower in Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Merlot grapes
  • Clone: French Bordeaux Merlot Clone 181
  • Vines: 18 years old vines, 64 acre vineyard, 787 vines planted per acre
  • Harvest: Hand Picked on October 15, 2015
  • Fermentation: Fermented in small lots
  • Aging: Aged in French Oak Barrels for 36 months
  • Production: 116 cases produced
  • Alcohol: 15.5%
  • pH: 3.52, TA 6.57 g/L